My mom is now 71 and she has $200k retirement money.

She is not on the CPF life scheme but on the past retirement sum scheme.

I am trying hard to help her get some passive income.

She has parked this money in short term duration funds but the returns has been really peanuts.

I am trying to see how to help her.

Do you have any suggestions?

AK says…

I would say that at her age, it is more about capital preservation and she should not take any risk with her savings.

The CPF is a good risk free tool in helping to fund her retirement and topping up her CPF-RA will ensure that her retirement money earns 4% to 6% per annum.

I would say that for any investor, 4% to 6% returns per year is difficult to achieve without taking any risk at all …